Inspirational Quotes Of Sir M Visvesvaraya

Inspirational Quotes Of Sir M Visvesvaraya

Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, KCIE (known as Sir MV, 15 September 1861 – 12 April 1962) was an Indian engineer, scholar, statesman, and Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He played an important role in the making of Modern India and was the recipient of the Bharat Ratna, the highest honor of the Republic of India, in 1955.

He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his public good. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad and also during the construction of the Krishna Sagar Dam in Mysore.

He played an essential role in many civil engineering and public works projects across undivided India. Internationally recognized for his genius in harnessing water resources, he was responsible for the successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India.

His birth anniversary on 15th September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day not only in India but also in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. He has given the world a reason to celebrate the efforts and hard work of engineers.

The great man is not just famous in the field of engineering but also for his quotes. Here are some inspiring quotes from the legend.

Sir M Visvesvaraya quote

  • “Mental energy is wasted in caste disputes and village factions.” – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • Work performed with higher knowledge or skill, capacity or ambition, usually brings a correspondingly higher reward. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Sir M Visvesvaraya quote

  • “It is better to work out than rust out.” – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • The way to build a nation is to build a good citizen. The majority of the citizens should be efficient, of good character, and possess a reasonable high sense of duty. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Sir M Visvesvaraya quote

  • Hard work performed in a disciplined manner will in most cases keep the worker fit and also prolong his life. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • “Remember, your work may be only to sweep a railway crossing, but it is your duty to keep it so clean that no other crossing in the world is as clean as yours.” – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • Do not agree to do any work unless you are sure you have the courage to do it. But when you expect a task, do not ever fail to carry it out. Everything should be done on time. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Sir M Visvesvaraya quote

  • No one person can shape the life of another. Your success and happiness depend upon your own self. Think for yourself and have a plan of life. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • To give real service, you must all something which cannot be bought or measured with money. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • “Self-examination not moral or spiritual, but secular – that is, a survey and analysis of local conditions in India and a comparative study of the same with those in other parts of the globe.” – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Sir M Visvesvaraya quote

  • Every man who has become great owes his achievement to incessant toil. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • One common slogan of the West, the importance of which the Indian citizen has not yet sufficiently grasped, is: “If you do not work, neither shall you eat”. It is by his work that an individual is enabled to earn a living. – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • “Progress in every country depends mainly on the education of its people. Without education, we are a nation of children. The difference between one man and another, apart from birth and social position, consists in the extent of knowledge, general and practical, acquired by him. We may safely assume that men in all countries within certain limits start with the same degree of intelligence. A civilized nation is distinguished from an uncivilized one by the extent of its acquired intelligence and skill.” – Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

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